McKenzie: ‘Going to a game is what Kyle Dubas does’

Dubas. New York. Flames-Rangers. Discuss.

It’s certainly not surprising that Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Kyle Dubas taking in the Flames-Rangers game in New York Sunday prompted potential trade speculation, particularly with William Nylander still unsigned.

Bob McKenzie was quick to put the brakes on any runaway speculation train though, when the NHL Insider had a radio hit first thing Monday morning on Winnipeg’s TSN 1290.

“If I had to guess, I would say that Kyle Dubas was in Manhattan to talk to Lewis Gross, the agent for William Nylander, and going to a game is what Kyle Dubas does and likes and I wouldn’t overtly be reading too much into the Ranger-Calgary angle as much as the possibility that Dubas was there to talk to Lewis Gross,” offered McKenzie.

Nylander remains an unsigned restricted free agent for the Leafs who is coming out of his entry-level contract.

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